History and Social Studies students at Glendale Middle School have access to a rich and diverse curriculum which allows them to practice valuable skills. “Students can learn lessons from social, historical, economic and political events, weighing how their consequences affected people and places.” says Randy Coombs, 8th grade Social Studies teacher. Students practice writing and presenting information about what they learn as a way to consolidate their understanding.
Each day, students are given the opportunity to practice respectful, collaborative engagement with each other and with curriculum materials.“Now, more than ever, it’s important for students to learn to think critically and to review different sources to extract information.” commented Matt Shake 7/8th Grade Utah Studies teacher. Students evaluate data in a variety of formats to develop a broader understanding of information.